Melodies & Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder 2013
Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. For advanced tickets email TNTshows@gmail.com or call (916) 580-7715.
Seating is limited so reserve your seats today.
Locations and Times for The Melodies and Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder:
February 1, 7:30pm & February 2, 4:00pm & 7:30pm
JB Gale Theater - Roseville High, 1 Tiger Way, Roseville (map)
February 9, 7:30pm
Licoln High School Theater, 790 J Street, Lincoln (map)
February 15, 4:00 (NEW MATINEE) 7:30pm
February 16, 4:00pm & 7:30pm
The Auburn State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn (map)
2012 The Tempest
June 2 - 6:00 GARDEN THEATER 350 Nevada Street, Auburn
June 7, 8 & 9 - 7:00 ROYER PARK 190 Park Drive, Roseville
May 26 - 4:00 & 7:30 STATE THEATER 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn
Take Note Troupe (TNT) is staging William Shakespeare's Tempest, considered by some to be his most autobiographical work. There are obvious similarities between Shakespeare and Prospera, the main character, who uses the power found in her magic books to control and direct the actions of the other inhabitants on the isle in this tale of tragedy and transformation. There are tempests, island sprites, shipwrecked sailors, a prince and even a monster in a plot that involves, treachery, redemption and forgiveness. TNT's fresh interpretation brings a condensed, refreshing staging that emphasizes ensemble work while preserving the language as Shakespeare wrote it.
TNT performs family friendly public shows each year in local parks and provides a condensed staging of the play perfect for school assemblies. This interactive presentation invites students on stage to step into scenes from the play and is the perfect introduction and invitation to experience a full staging of Shakespeare's final masterpiece, The Tempest.
TNT is partnering with Auburn Placer Arts Council for an annual fundraiser benefiting the Auburn State Theater on May 26th at 4pm and 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased for $10 at: http://livefromauburn.com/tickets.htm
Shakespeare in the park, sponsored by the Auburn Library at Auburn Gardens Theater, free performance on June 2nd at 6pm.
Shakespeare in the park, sponsored by The City of Roseville at Royer Park, free performances at 7pm on June 7th, 8th, and 9th.
Take Note Troupe is a community-based, volunteer, award-winning youth theater group that specializes in Shakespeare and Improv Training. We find these seemingly unrelated focuses dovetail well to promote positive life skills through productions and workshop experiences. Our productions promote greater understanding of Shakespeare's works and insights for young and old. TNT strives to improve our society one performance and one workshop at a time.
2011 As You Like It
The award-winning community youth theater group Take Note Troupe brings As You Like It, one of Shakespeare’s most loved romantic comedies, to Placer County stages this Spring. Music and dance accompany Shakespearean antics as identities muddle and romance blossoms in this twisted tale of outcasts, dukes and their daughters, tyrannical brothers, loyal cousins and calamity-filled encounters in the famous Forest of Arden. Come join the family-friendly fun as all things get sorted in true Shakespearean order.
Public shows benefiting the Auburn State Theater Saturday May 28th at 3pm and 7:30, $5 for students and $10 for adults; Free public shows Saturday June 4th at E.V. Cain Middle School (150 Palm Ave, Auburn) and June 9th,10th and 11th at Royer Park in Roseville beginning at 7pm.
2011 Shakespeare 101:or Passing the Bard
Come join Take Note Troupe as they revisit their hilarious original production Shakespeare 101: Passing the Bard. This updated peek into the lives of high school students with an uncanny connection to some of Shakespeare's most interesting characters comes to the State Theater in Auburn Fridays February 4, 5, 11 & 12. Acknowledgements: Funding made possible through a grant by the Placer Community Foundation. For more information about supporting a cause that matters most to you, visit www.placercf.org Check out a snippet of the show here
2010 A Midsummer Night's Dream
The award winning Take Note Troupe presents Shakespeare's ever-popular, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Enjoy an evening with friends and family, as some of Shakespeare's most beloved and befuddled characters journey through a magical forest where fairies frolic and the woods truly do have eyes. TNT's upbeat, family-friendly interpretation with Elly Award winning costumes and engaging music is sure to enlighten and inspire!
May 28 3:30 Special benefit performance-Old State Theater, 985 Lincoln Way, Auburn-$5 ticket donated to Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center (APPAC)
June 3 6:00 Olympus JHS Outdoor Quad- 2625 La Croix Drive, Roseville
June 5 6:00 Auburn Library Garden Theater-350 Nevada Street, Auburn
June 10, 11, 12 7:00 ROYER PARK-190 Park Ave, Roseville
2010 The Melodies & Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder
An Original Take Note Troupe production featuring music from the 19th century referenced in the Little House Book series
"As you read my stories from long ago I hope you will remember that things truly worthwhile and that will give you happiness are the same now as they were then. It is not the things you have that make you happy. It is love and kindness and helping each other and just plain being good."
~Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Melodies & Memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a smattering of moments from a time gone by, revealing the a picture of life as it was and reminding us that the here and now are not the here and always. It is our pleasure to recreate scenes from the life of the author of the Little House series that are reminiscent of home and hearth. All long for a cozy fireside and intimate affection shared by family. All have a stake in the stories of the past as we are all products of our ancestors. Laura’s recollections remind us of our heritage, weither it is recorded or not. Perhaps it is this acknowledgement of our predescessors that draws patrons to this show. Audiences young and old love this production. It has always sold out. Get your tickets early and take a break from the bustle of the 21st century as TNT shares songs and stories from a simpler time where "some things never change"
PLAY SYNOPSIS: With the help of her friends, the author Laura Ingalls Wilder answers letters inquiring about the music she mentions in her books. The narrators' romantic interests demonstrate how some aspects of life never change. A few characters from her books are there to help tell the stories as well; Nellie Olsen, Almonzo, Laura as a little girl and as a young lady. Click Here for small sampling of this show.
2009 Much Ado About Nothing & Sonnets
PLAY SYNOPSIS: One of Shakespeare’s most popular plays, Much Ado About Nothing, begins in the edenic Messina. The Governor, Leonato, is entertaining the Prince, Don Pedro, and his returning soldiers which includes his disgruntled half brother, Don John. Romance is in the air for Claudio and Hero but not the sage Benedick and Beatrice who are too wise for such folly. The drama quickly unfolds as happy people with nary a care in the world march to the edge of near tragedy because attention, then credibility is given to gossip, or in Shakespeare's terminology “noting”, another word for eavesdropping, from which the word “nothing” is derived - hence the play’s title. In this production TNT adds the perspective of the diferent types of love through a sprinkling of the Bard’s love sonnets depicted with music and dance. This truly is Much Ado about ….Love.
Director’s notes: This is a play for everyone since everyone deals with issues of pride, loyalty, betrayal, forgiveness and faith. The lessons learned by the characters of Much Ado are applicable in our day. A purusal of the tabloid rack attests to the power of “noting” what others are up to. It is big business because we continue to be interested in what should be other people’s buisness. In the play, as happens in life, conclusions are quickly drawn and unnessecary drama ensues when Claudio and the Prince take the villan’s bait and run with it fanning the flames of Hero’s injust infamy even higher. Interestingly it is the “foolish” watch that eventually sorts it all out. In the midst of it all the characters of Benedick and Beatrice are delightful in their witty banter and then honest conversion to love which ironically comes about through deception. What diifers is the intent of the misleading. While DonJohn sought to misrepresent truth, those tricking Benedick and Beatrice into loving each other were really just revealing the truth. Consider the potent lesson of loyalty we find in Benedick who after being “a professed tyrant to the female sex” turns from his former attitudes and immediately embarks on a new path that he deems right. His example of humility and willingness to pursue truth where ever it may be found is exempular.
2008 Twelth Night
PLAY SYNOPSIS: Our story begins at the end then rewinds to tell the tale of Viola & Sebastian, a set of twins, lost to each other during a terrible storm at sea. Unbeknownst to each other they both arrive on the Isle of Illyria. Viola takes the only job she can, disguising herself as a man, changing her name to Cesario and entering Duke Orsino’s court. Before her arrival, Orsino’s attempts to court the fair Olivia were shunned as the passionate Olivia is in mourning for both her father and brother’s deaths. Orsino is not Olivia’s only suitor, the knavish Sir Andrew, at Sir Toby, Olivia’s cousin’s, invitation, is also wooing her. Olivia’s steward, Malvolio, being full of himself, is easily deceived by the other servants and is convinced Olivia is in love with him when in reality Olivia has fallen for the charming Cesario, the former Viola. Meanwhile, Sebastian, for better or for worse was lucky enough to be saved by the attentive pirate Antonia. Eventually he too arrives in the neighborhood and as identities are confused havoc reigns.
Director’s notes: This farcical play’s premise and plot are implausible. This is inconsequential as the characters sweep us away with their intensity. Their extremes are relatable to all. There are lessons to be learned if we will open our ears and hearts. Our heros, the twins from Messaline, are optimistic, courageous and proactive. There is a subtle and powerful message about how we should choose our friends that anyone who has been in a Toby Belch’s company will readily recognize. His use of flattery to satisfy his wants is a practice amongst mankind still in play today. Human nature is amazingly consistent. The costumes may have changed but the creature beneath the trappings is still very much the same as in Shakespeare’s day. Although the plot is inconceivable, the characters are recognizable in ourselves and our circle of acquaintance. In today’s vernacular we might call Orsino an emo and Olivia a drama queen. Sir Toby would be a user and Sir Andrew a push over. The self love of Malvolio is still a common theme that plasters the front of the tabloids. It is interesting that the proactive attitude Viola employs saves the day in the end, a great message about taking charge of our lives and not playing the victim card.
2008 POETIC LICENSE
PLAY SYNOPSIS: Language has never been this 3 dimensional! Experience a literary indulgence in words as TNT explores the world of poetry through an entertaining original play. As always, fun family entertainment-- appropriate for all ages! Is good taste hereditary or does it need to be cultivated? Whether you already appreciate the cultural arts and poetry or you could care less, this play has something to offer. Join Ralphie on his journey through an entertaining world of Poetry brought to life by TNT's creative ensemble work. The story is definitely life changing for our hero, and life enhancing for our audiences. And who couldn’t use a little more of that?
2007 A Midsummer Night's Dream
10 Elly Award nominations including Best Overall Production and Direction.
TNT won Elly Awards for Costumes- Emmett & LaRee Florence & Best Actress- Aurora Florence
2006 As You Like It
2005 Much Ado About Nothing
2004 A Midsummer Night's Dream